In March, President Joe Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to find a solution to the thousands of migrants who were besieging the U.S.'s southern border.
In June, as the border crisis became worse and it was clear Harris wasn't trying very hard to fix it, the vice president said her administration was making "extreme progress" in addressing the problem.
Border patrol agents at the time could tell you no progress of any kind was being made.
In the public eye and mind, Harris is the leader who is responsible for doing something about this ongoing crisis.
And the public is not happy.
The Federalist reported this week, "The American public’s opinion of Vice President Kamala Harris and her track record as President Joe Biden’s supposed right-hand woman is tanking, a new poll from USA Today and Suffolk University found."
"According to the survey conducted over the phone Nov. 3-5, 51.2 percent of Americans disapprove of 'the job Kamala Harris has done as Vice President." The Federalist noted. "While it’s been months since Harris relented after scandalously refusing to visit the southern U.S. border despite a raging crisis, voters still do not hold her in high esteem. Harris’s approval rating is hovering at just 28 percent, which is 10 points lower than the public’s view of the president."
The poll showed that 59 percent of Americans disapprove of Biden. Less than three in ten Americans approve of Harris's job performance.
This is not good news for this administration.
Harris has laid low and been out of public view for months. Her last sit down interview was with NBC News Lester Holt.
Here's how that went: "Do you have any plans to visit the border?" Holt asked.
"At some point, you know, we are going to the border," Harris replied, before oddly repeating herself as if a short-circuit had occurred. "We've been to the border. So, this whole thing about the border — we’ve been to the border. We've been to the border."
"You haven't been to the border?" Holt asked.
"And I haven't been to Europe," Harris said as she laughed. “And, I mean, I don't understand the point that you're making."
What was Harris laughing about? There is nothing funny about this crisis.
The New York Times - the New York Times - a left-leaning outlet that has no incentive to make this administration look bad, reported in late October: "A record 1.7 million migrants from around the world, many of them fleeing pandemic-ravaged countries, were encountered trying to enter the United States illegally in the last 12 months, capping a year of chaos at the southern border, which has emerged as one of the most formidable challenges for the Biden administration."
"It was the highest number of illegal crossings recorded since at least 1960, when the government first began tracking such entries," the Times added. "The number was similarly high for the 2000 fiscal year, when border agents caught 1.6 million people, according to government data."
The border crisis is getting worse. Kamala Harris's approval numbers continue to sink to record lows.
Maybe it's finally time to stop laughing, Ms. Vice President?